A note on undertaking work as an independent researcher
Working as an independent researcher for clients that are individuals or organisations is equally important to me. There is no difference in the service whatsoever.
Nonetheless, there are a few things that I am used to doing working in a project setting and can do for you. This includes assisting with research administration, communicating and working with members in your organisation, attending meetings to make progress updates and speak publicly about the research at an event for the organisation.
Some of the topics of interest for independent research
There have been a wide-range of subject areas that I have worked on as an independent researcher. I thought it might prove useful if you could see a few of my current projects and the scope of work I am capable of assisting you with.
Territorial disputes between nation states during the Cold War era.
Responding to corruption; official responses to rapid development in the New World.
Consequences of the failure of reparation payments for emerging European economies in 1919.
Trends in the movement of art in the twentieth century.
The impact of government intervention in agriculture on rural communities in England.
Violence in South American countries 1960-1970.
The transition between the Axis and the Allies: Holland 1943-1946.
Example project as an Independent Researcher
In 2015 Dr Hywel Maslen was appointed as an independent researcher to work on the Heritage Lottery funded project for Uppingham Town Council to develop some existing research for the website for their Uppingham Heritage Trail; a sign-posted walk through a picturesque working town in the county of Rutland.
This involved working with Uppingham Town Council, attending regular meetings and working independently across the country. I also undertook archival digital photography for publication and created a website. You can see all of these elements on the website.